Offering financial services over the mobile network isn’t new. In fact it’s quite trendy. What’s different about this case in Peru is that it’s about building one platform with more than 16 stakeholders, with each maintaining a close, secure, and private relationship with its own customers. It’s the beginning of a shared standard for mobile financial services, with interoperability.
Simon Moritz works as a data scientist at Ericsson Research. He was one of the first recruits to Ericsson in areas like data mining and big data. Simon is passionate about applied data analytics and loves to develop new methods that bring forth insights from data.
Ericsson ConsumerLab just released its about how we’re watching TV. As we at Ericsson sat around the table thinking about which highlights to write about in the press release, several of us reacted to the news about pensioners increasing how much they’re watching streaming video.
In the Networked Society, progress will come with many names. But as Dodi Axelson blogs from the Guardian’s Activate: London 2013 event, it’s more about changing the game.
You could see Estonia as a 4G Nirvana.
Or maybe I should say Valhalla, since we’re in this part of the world. Estonia is a classic underdog-becomes-the-champion story, as far as a Networked Society goes.
Fear is an essential ingredient for change. As much as it can be a hurdle, the truth is, I think fear is a big motivator. Though it wasn’t articulated as a theme during the Economist’s Digital Horizons conference this morning, it certainly shone through every speech, panel, and question and answer period.
All Things D is where everyone is gathering to discuss everything digital. But in the spirit of the entrepreneurial industries that we’ll be discussing, I think it’s better to think of “D” as in “disruption.”
How will we take the best from Mobile World Congress 2013 and whittle it down into a 30-minute direct presentation? The news releases, the presentations from others in the industry, the meetings, the imagery, the people all around us. The “buzz.” Perhaps I can start with a few reflections here, and see what sticks.
Ericsson President and CEO, Hans Vestberg and House DJ Avicii released the crowd-sourced track, ‘X-You’ during the Ericsson keynote speech to the Mobile World Congress.
And so it begins. Opening day of Mobile World Congress. 67,000 experts on mobility, technology, radio networks, chipsets, applications, network this, network that, and not to forget – marketing professionals – it’s an event on a gigantic scale.